Andrew Staples sang as a chorister in St Paulís Cathedral before winning a Choral Scholarship to Kingís College Cambridge, where he gained a degree in Music. Andrew was the first recipient of the RCM Peter Pears Scholarship, sponsored by the Britten Pears Foundation, at the Royal College of Music and subsequently joined the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. He studies with Ryland Davies.
His concert engagements include Mozartís C-Minor Mass and Schumannís Das Paradies und die Peri both with the Swedish Radio and Daniel Harding, John Tavenerís The Veil of the Temple in New York, Brittenís St Nicolas in Paris, Brittenís Serenade for Tenor, Strings and Horn with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Mozartís Requiem with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra both conducted by Andrew Manze .
On stage he has performed Aret in Haydnís Philemon und Baucis for the 2003 Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, conducted by Trevor Pinnock. He performed the role of Haliate in the Royal College of Music production of Handelís Sosarme in conjunction with the London Handel Festival, conducted by Laurence Cummings and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) with Andrew Parrott and the London Mozart Players. For the BBIOS he sang Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) and Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus).
Among his plans are Beethoven Mass in C for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Andrew Manze, Schumannís Das Paradies und die Peri with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Sir Simon Rattle and Brittenís Billy Budd with the London Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding. He made his Royal Opera House debut as Jacquino (Fidelio) and next season he will sing Nencio (Haydnís LíInfedelta delusa) for English Touring Opera and sing his first Tamino for Opera Holland Park.